>> American Dream Essay Contest

 

HOW HAS THE AMERICAN DREAM OF HOME OWNERSHIP INFLUENCED YOU?

Helping families achieve the American Dream of home ownership has been a core philosophy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. Home ownership has been linked to better-educated children, stronger communities, job creation, and many other benefits.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties wants to hear from the next generation of homeowners about their experience of growing up in a home they could call their own, their dream of one day owning a home, or their volunteer experience in the community. To help encourage young people to think critically about this particular facet of the American Dream, Georgia Properties will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a high school student and a $1,000 scholarship to a college student who best personifies this dream.

 

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 THE 2015 SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST HAS ENDED
NO MORE ESSAY SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

Thanks to all that sent in their essays for consideration, winners
will be selected and announced soon.

ESSAY QUESTIONS

  

  1. What should be the value of real estate agents? What are the areas of expertise, services and information they should provide for clients?

  2. What is the home of the future?  Describe the lifestyle and experience of living in a home in the year 2025.  What are the innovations or technologies that will make an impact.

  3. How can recent attention to sustainability or innovations in energy-efficiency be leveraged to promote residential home ownership?

 

 

CONTEST RULES

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

 

The contest: Beginning 4/1/2015 BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES GEORGIA PROPERTIES will promote, by means of Internet and print, the opportunity to submit entries to win a scholarship valued at $1,000.00.

BHHS Georgia wants to hear from the next generation of homeowners about their experience of growing up in a home they could call their own, their dream of one day owning a home, or their volunteer experience in the community. To help encourage young people to think critically about this particular facet of the American Dream, BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES GEORGIA will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a high school student and a $1,000 scholarship to a college student who best personifies this dream.

To Qualify:  The contest is open to U.S. residents. No purchase necessary. All participants must be enrolled as full-time high school juniors or seniors, or full time at a community college or university. Entries are limited to one submission per person. Immediate family members of BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES GEORGIA employees are excluded from this contest. All essay submissions must be received by 11:59pm EST on 10/16/2015.

 

How to enter: To apply, students must submit an essay based on one (1) of the three (3) essay questions about their personal experience with homeownership.

  • The essay should be between 500-1000 words.
  • Send a Word doc attachment to scholarship@bhhsgeorgia.com with your essay submission
  • The file name should be your full name, state, and date of birth.  For example, Chipper-Jones-GA-4-24-1972
  • All submission emails must contain the student’s full name, date of birth, email address, postal address, name of school they are currently enrolled in, and a phone number to contact.

 

How to win: BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES GEORGIA PROPERTIES will select two winners based on the best essay as determined by our internal panel of judges. Selection criteria will include, but is not limited to:

  • Compelling and engaging essay that describes the impact of home ownership on the personal life of the student.
  • Thematic consistency throughout the submission around the central thesis.
  • Proper spelling and grammar usage throughout the submission.

 

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES GEORGIA PROPERTIES will select the winner during the month of November 2015 and will announce the winner via our website (http://www.bhhsgeorgia.com) pending notification of the students and their families.

 

Other Rules: The winner needs to respond within 2 weeks of first contact, or another winner will be chosen. Contest subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations.

 

Acceptance of prize constitutes consent to use winner's name and likeness for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes, without further compensation, except where prohibited. By entering and/or by accepting a prize, you agree to be bound by these rules and to release BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES GEORGIA PROPERTIES from any and all liability arising out of your participation in this sweepstakes with respect to the awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of any prize.

This Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States with venue in Fulton County in the State of Georgia.

By entering, you agree to be bound by these rules and you give your express permission to be contacted by BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES GEORGIA PROPERTIES by email or mail. For the name of winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope after November 2015 to: Sweepstakes Director, Winners List: BHHS Georgia Properties Scholarship. 863 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, GA 30076. Residents of VT may omit postage.

You agree that you shall not upload, post or transmit any materials which contain any computer viruses, Easter eggs, worms, Trojan Horses or other harmful component or programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES GEORGIA PROPERTIES reserves the right to disqualify any entrant found tampering with the entry process or with the operation of the sweepstakes or the web site without further notice and to invalidate and/or remove suspicious vote blocks from identical IP addresses.

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES GEORGIA PROPERTIES reserves the right to adjust the rules as instances arise throughout the contest. If an entry is found to be in violation of a new rule not listed here, they will be contacted and given a warning FIRST before being evaluated for disqualification. All contact will be made through the e-mail address used when submitting an entry.

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